Where the Devil Makes Three make hyper-driven, fingerpickin’ country, frontman Pete Bernhard‘s solo music treads a little differently. Lighter orchestral qualities mix with Bernhard’s traditional ragtime style, coming together to create an endearing mix of classic Americana. His second record, Straight Line, is out now via Milan Records.

[audio:http://consequenceofsound.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/petebernhardstraightlinewarning.mp3] Pete Bernhard – “Warning”

Spending most of the past couple of years touring with DM3, Bernhard is set to play Cafe du Nord this Sunday, February 21st (8 pm, $10, 21+). Opening the show will be local favorites Leopold and His Fiction and Jake Mann and the Upper Hand.